IN keeping with his promise to pay civil ser­vants’ monthly salaries promptly, Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade, last Friday paid Febru­ary salary to workers in the state.
In December 2015, salaries of workers were paid on the 15th of the month and last month’s salary equally paid on the same date.
This prompted some civil servants to suggest that salary should be paid on the 25th of each month as promised by the governor, instead of 15th which they said was too early.
The governor thought otherwise. He felt that jumping from 15th to 25th was going to have a negative effect on civil servants.
Based on this, Febru­ary salary was paid on the 19th with the hope that the shift would be gradual until the 25th payment date is re­stored.
On assumption of of­fice last year, Ayade promised to pay salary of workers between 25th and 26th of each month.
Applauding the gov­ernor’s early payment of salaries, Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Paddy Ally, said the governor’s ability to pay workers before the end of every month, at a time most states find it difficult to pay salaries, is no small feat.
“Cross Riverians are no fools. We know the difference between night and day, truth and falsehood. One way Governor Ayade will ef­fortlessly hamstring the surreptitious evil plot of the ‘rebels’ is to contin­ue with his good works.
“A good striker is al­ways an envy of the op­ponents in the field of play. Distraction is one of the strongest strate­gies of the foes. God and the good people of Cross River State shall vindicate the governor. “
Also commending the governor for his commitment to work­ers’ welfare, Eyo Nsa, a staff of Calabar Urban Development Author­ity (CUDA) and Cecilia Eto, a teacher, who mir­rored the sentiments of workers in the state, said the governor is a great man and his welfare pol­icy to workers is second to none.
They charged other governors to learn from Ayade.

National – The Sun News

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